Any compound which has an amino group bonded to an ethanol molecule; specifically 2-aminoethanol, a weakly basic, viscous liquid used as a synthetic reagent and in carbon dioxide scrubbers.
Formula (2-aminoethanol): H₂NCH₂CH₂OH.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in George M'Gowan (b. 1853). From ethanol + amine, originally after German Aethanolamin.